First you need to cut the PEX tubing at the access spot. That can be done with a PEX tubing cutter. Then you acquire the correct type fitting (your size requirement may differ from picture) to rejoin the cut PEX with “T” fitting and a branch connection for an added PEX tubing to go off toward the ice maker.

How do you tee into PEX pipe?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Go right to the middle of where the new pipe is going to be installed. And cut that. After you have it. Cut. You're going to take your three crimping rings and slide it on to the pecs.

How do I connect PEX to supply lines?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Attach the knot to the riser. And tighten the nut according to manufacturer's instructions. Make sure that the valve is in the off position by turning the handle clockwise. Until you feel resistance.

How can you hook an ice maker up to PEX water line?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: I just line up that cutting wheel with your mark snap it shut on the pipe and then spin it until you cut through the pipe. Then make sure you take some sandpaper clean any burrs off both sides.

How do you add a valve to a PEX water line?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: This right here is a half inch by 3 8 iron pipe female style angle stop this is actually a straight stop it's not an angle. Stop right because this is straight if it's angled this is going to be off

Can hot and cold PEX lines touch?

Hot and Cold Water Lines Should Never Touch

The picture above is of PEX hot and cold water lines that have been run through the framing and are touching each other the entire way. This has passed the rough plumbing inspection and is ready for insulation and drywall.

What is wrong with PEX plumbing?

PEX piping has a maximum bend radius, which can lead to stress on the pipe caused by improper installation. In addition, extreme bends and kinks place a very high local stress on the wall of the pipe, making it more susceptible to oxidative degradation.

Can you connect PEX directly to faucet?

Benefits of PEX Over Copper

Because it’s so flexible and easy to use, connecting PEX to a faucet or other valve takes less time than connecting to copper. There are far less fittings required because of its flexibility, and connecting PEX to a faucet is done with a crimper, requiring no soldering.

How do you connect faucet supply lines?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Water is supplied to your faucet or toilet from a pipe or tube extending out of your wall or floor. Call to stub out the valve shape is based on where the stub out protrudes. From the floor.

Can PEX be used for main water line?

It is important to ensure the PEX pipe you’re using for the main pipeline is listed and approved for water service. Be sure to check local code and the markings on the pipe to ensure this approval. Some manufacturers also offer direct connections to the water meter.

Can you use compression fittings on PEX pipe?

Compression fittings for PEX operate in much the same way as compression fittings for copper or other plastic piping. The fittings consist of three parts: a compression nut, a compression ring, and a compression insert.

How do you install a sharkbite shut off valve on a PEX?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Make sure to leave a minimum of one inch of pipe to insert the sharkbite stop valve onto the stub out be sure the pipe is free of scratches. And debris.

Can you use sharkbite on PEX?

SharkBite brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.

Do professional plumbers use SharkBite?

When and when not to use SharkBite fittings. Most professional plumbers believe that SharkBite fittings and other kinds of push-fit fittings should only be used as an emergency, temporary fix, and not for any enclosed or permanent plumbing system. However, there is a growing selection of DIYers who would disagree.

How do you go from copper to PEX without soldering?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: The fastest and easiest way to connect PEX directly to copper pipe is by using sharkbite connections. These connections require no tools and no soldering.

How do you crimp PEX without tools?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: And as you can see work perfectly so if you want to do this without buying the hundred dollar tool and just use a pair of diagonal cutters to crimp into this little guy here.

Which is better PEX crimp or clamp?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Although there are a few pros. And cons to keep in mind for each stainless steel clamp rings resist corrosion more effectively than crimp rings.

Can you use pliers to crimp PEX fittings?

You should use a crimping tool that crimps the PEX. Good luck with the crimping. The tool can be rented or purchased. Diagonal cutting pliers or end cutting pliers can be used to cut the clamps.

How do you crimp PEX on a tight spot?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: But i'm gonna go ahead and get my tool positioned on the pipe. Over top of the crimp ring. And squeeze it just a little next time i get my ratchet strap.

Can you use hose clamps on PEX?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: So in short the answer's no they do not recommend.

How does a PEX pocket crimper work?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Center.